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Bring on the Holidays!

Our studios have been busy with holiday appointments and we are so excited about these sessions! Everyone is truly in the holiday spirit and the images we have been capturing have been making the cutest holiday cards. Get some inspiration from the images below! We have plenty of holiday props in studio to add to your session but sometimes the best photos are the ones that showcase the joy of family during the holiday season. If you haven’t booked your holiday session, you still have time!

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Some Holiday Inspiration!

We love the holiday season! Not only is it our favorite time to bring out all the fun and creative props we have, but its a time we get to see all our families dress their best to impress! We love seeing the different outfits the kids come in–sometimes formal, sometimes casual, but always cute! Check out some of our favorite images from the past couple of weeks. Sometimes our props inspire the outfits, and sometimes the outfits inspire what prop (or no prop) we decide to use. We hope this jump starts you to start planning your outfits and holiday session! Call today!



JDRF Smile For A Cure Contest: The Finalists!


Each summer, we run an annual portrait contest called Smile for a Cure to benefit JDRF (formally known as Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation). For a $10 donation, you get a free 5×7 and a chance to enter your child’s portrait in one of the 3 age groups in our contest (babies, toddlers, and big kids).

This July, over $2500 was raised for this wonderful cause. A big “thank you!” to all who entered!

Our judges have selected the top image per studio in each category, totaling in 21 finalists. All will receive a gift card to Portrait Simple for at least $100. If they make it to the top 3, they’ll win a $500 or $1,000 gift card instead!

Now it’s up to YOU to select the final three! Online voting is open now through Sunday, October 22nd. Once voting is closed, and the top three are determined, the panel of judges will rank them, choosing a first and second runner up, as well as a Grand Prize Winner.

Please click your favorite image below in each category (don’t forget to click ‘VOTE’ at the bottom of each category.) You can click on each image to make them larger.


Thank you for all your support and best of luck to all our finalists!!!!




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2017 Bring Your Own Prop Contest: Winners Announced!

This past June, we had our annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest, as part of our Father’s Day Event. We encourage our clients to bring in items from home that will make their portraits a little more personal. While we do offer a handful of different props, its always fun to spice up your photos with something that means something to you! We love seeing what our clients come up with, and this year was no different!

Here are the winners from this years event. Congrats to these families and THANK YOU to all that participated!!



First Prize Winner of a $250 Portrait Simple Gift Card: JAMESON from WETHERSFIELD, CT


Second Prize Winner of a $100 Portrait Simple Gift Card: ISABELLA & CONNOR from WALLINGFORD, CT


Third Prize Winner of a $50 Portrait Simple Gift Card: MIRABELLE from CHELMSFORD, MA

We appreciate your participation and creativity!! Congrats to all!


Here are some of our other favorites from this year!

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6th Annual Bring Your Own Prop Contest

Every year, we run a contest where we allow our clients to come in with a special item from home to incorporate into their session. The idea originally came about because we thought “What better gift for Dad than seeing his kids photographed with his favorite item??” It was a way to make Father’s Day even more special for Dad. We’ve had a lot of fun with these submissions over the years. Below is a collection of a few examples of our contest submissions. You can also view last years contest, and the year before! As you can see, it doesn’t even have to be “Dad” related. It can just be something fun that is special to your child at the moment that you want to remember forever. Use your imagination!

We would love to see what you come up with this year!! Call to book your appointment today!


Springtime Traditions

One of our favorite things about having Portraits with Live Bunnies every year is seeing our loyal Portrait Simple families come in. For a lot of you, this is a springtime tradition that your kids look forward to every year. We love that! We love watching how the kids have grown and matured over the years, or how you add to your family with a new child. We hope that it can become a tradition for all the new families that have given us a try this year.

Here are some more of our favorite images from this season. If you haven’t booked your appointment yet, its not too late!!